Handcrafted leather 1st edition in the new series about getting to know a city through the lives of its most fascinating locals.
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What is Kickstarter?
If you have reached this page from a link and are not familiar with Kickstarter,
Kickstarter is a fundraising website. Artists and others with projects present our dreams on the site. When you see something you like, you make a pledge to fund the project or buy the product. When I reach my funding goal (deadline is midnight Saturday, November 12), your credit card is charged through your Amazon account and, within a few weeks, you will receive a beautiful first edition, leather, hand-stitched copy of "Passionate People & Places of New Orleans" in time for the Holidays.
Now, here is the story of my dream being made possible by you and by Kickstarter...
Have you ever arrived in a new city, armed with a book or a list of things to do and places to spend your money? Over the course of a few days you've checked off many of the places on your list. You've had a great time but you still feel like something's missing.
"Passionate People & Places of New Orleans" is the first book in a new series by Stephen Young that seeks to share one of those most important missing pieces - the lives of locals and the way they experience their beloved city - every day.
People are fascinating - often more so than the attractions and shops and restaurants where we are told to go. But when we get a glimpse into a day in the lives of real people - whether it's a student in Paris, a model in Cape Town, or a restauranteur in New Orleans, we get to experience those attractions through interaction. We go from being an observer as when we visit a zoo to being a participant. It's one thing to walk down a street and imagine what it might be like to live in "that" house. Well, "Passionate People & Places..." takes you inside.
In New Orleans I spent a week in the lives of some really cool locals.
From restaurant owners, architects, and a few beautiful artists to an indie rocker and a gospel cathedral parish priest, I shadowed nearly a dozen fascinating people who agreed to allow me to photograph their New Orleans as they experience it every day. From early morning until I was exhausted at night, I hung out with these folks as well as got to know their friends and favorite places that make the city truly unique.
What you're about to experience is not what you'll find in a conventional guidebook. If you want to know where to spend your money, pull out your phone and type "overpriced hot new tourist attraction."
But, if you want to know what it's really like to experience a city - in this case, New Orleans, join me in spending a week hanging out with locals who are in love with their town as well as their friends and neighbors.
This first, premium, limited edition is printed in the USA and hand-stitched in a thick, handsome, deep brown leather cover with "New Orleans" hot-branded on the outside.
(your book is hand-stitched and will be hot-branded "New Orleans")
There are even bar codes throughout the book that you can scan with your smart phone to see video clips.
So, you have a beautiful, leather-bound old world book that comes to life with videos of the fascinating people and their places.
A publishing veteran referred to the mockup as "the guide that Indiana Jones would take with him to New Orleans." The book is approximately 200 content-filled pages and 40 blank/lined pages for personal photos and memories. You will be proud to carry this with you on your journey and display it on your coffee table upon your return. And, you'll score some serious points when you give it to your favorite traveler or New Orleanian this Holiday season.
Please place your order ASAP.
When you select your preferred funding level (on the right side of this page) you will be taken to Amazon where you log into your account and confirm the order. It's that simple. Heck, you can even buy a dozen copies now for all the friends you want to impress and you know that your credit card won't be charged until funding closes on Nov. 13.
Remember, funding for this leather, premium 1st edition ends midnight November 12. We need to sell a minimum of 100 copies to offer it at this price. And, this handcrafted edition won't be produced again after this Holiday season.
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(thanks Craig and Scott for sharing your dreams)
Remember, go "Beyond Bourbon" to experience what matters most...the people and the culture of the city.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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We will send everyone a handwritten thank you + holiday card photo of us (Stephen and Melissa) with our significant others. Melissa and Noah will be on their Harleys. The guys will be in our motorcycle jackets, riding redneck reindeer yard art.Estimated delivery:
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Redneck motorcycle Holiday card thank-you and PDF (iPad dimensions) of "Passionate People & Places of New Orleans"Estimated delivery:
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All above + Book. Limited edition handcrafted, leather-bound "Passionate People & Places of New Orleans." Signed by photographer/author Stephen Young and hot-branded "New Orleans" on the cover. You will own the first in the series of international cities guides about how the locals live and play.Estimated delivery:
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All above + 1 full day (up to 8 hrs) of architecture/interiors photography by Stephen Young. See JStephenYoung.com - You receive 1 leather-bound, hand-stitched 1st Edition of "Passionate New Orleans" plus one full day of contract-winning photography at my HALF-DAY RATE. Take advantage now of this rate - no limit to the # of full days of photography you may purchase now at the half-day rate. Photo shoots at this special rate will be completed by June 1, 2012. Travel expenses not included.Estimated delivery:
- (17 days)